Video Premiere: Black Altar – ‘Deus Inversus’

Polish black metal trio Black Altar continue their campaign of musical darkness with the video for “Deus Inversus,” a track from their upcoming split with Kirkebrann (Norwegian for “church burning”). The new song is an ambitious offering—Black Altar flesh out their high-speed black metal with choral vocals, blazing lead harmonies and one of the most technical performances of their lengthy existence.

“The song was written by the guitarist and myself,” bassist Shadow tells Decibel. “I am very happy with it both in terms of music and lyrics. On the musical side, because it is quite diverse, it has extremely fast blasts played by Lars Broddesson, as well as slow monumental fragments, a very fast and long solo played by our guitarist Thomas, Latin choirs sung by me, Alexandros from Macabre Omen and singer Lilly Kim.

“From the lyrical side, this is one of the most occult lyrics I have written,” he continues. “Simply put, ‘Deus Inversus’ means to me that Everything is Everything. God is also the Devil, the Original Consciousness that emerged from Chaos on the basis of adversity. That is why the Devil is God’s second face.”

Follow Black Altar into the darkness with the new song and video—which explores the same occult themes as the lyrics—below. Their split with Kirkebrann is out on June 20 through Odium Records.